Kerri Davis with several clients before running the Wilma Dash.

You want to get started on a workout program but don’t know how – If you are new to exercise, especially resistance training, it can be overwhelming. A personal trainer will help you set realistic goals and then map out a balanced schedule in which you will maximize your time without overdoing it. You will also learn proper form so that the exercises you perform will be most effective.

You want a workout at home – Working out at home is extremely convenient and you don’t have to worry about wasting time traveling or paying gym fees. However, training at home does take more creativity, especially if you don’t have a lot of equipment. A personal trainer will show you how to use what you have and get the best possible workout or she can bring her own equipment and even make recommendation for equipment that will help you reach your goals.

You’re bored with the same old workout – Maybe you’ve been working out for a while and aren’t seeing the results you want anymore. A personal trainer can give look at your current program and eating habits and suggest changes which will create more effective workouts. This new perspective will challenge your body and mind while keeping you from getting bored and ultimately quitting your workout.

You are training for a sport – Maybe your dream is to complete a marathon, or you would like to improve your golf game. A personal trainer can tailor your fitness program to help you perform your best. Just make sure that the trainer has experience with your particular sport.

You’d like to get in shape for a special event – Events such as a wedding or a class reunion can be special motivation to get in shape and look your best.

You need accountability and motivation – When you hire a trainer, you are investing time and money; making it much harder to miss that standing appointment. Even if you are working out between training sessions, you know that your trainer will be checking up on you and keeping you on track.

You have a specific illness, injury or condition – A trainer can help you with a program designed to help heal injuries, work with certain issues such as arthritis or heart disease and get in shape while avoiding further problems. Working with a trainer during pregnancy can help keep you healthy and fit while participating in a safe, effective work out.

Support and challenge – It is easy to slack off on your workouts when you are exercising alone. A personal trainer will motivate you to push past you self-imposed limits so that you can reach your full potential. You’l lift heavier weights, exercise longer and challenge yourself more with a trainer’s encouragement.